Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Responses to Bernard Pivot's Questionnaire, with Apologies to James Lipton

At 66 I thought it might be time to do my own Bernard Pivot questionnaire, the one the incomparable James Lipton uses on "Inside the Actor's Studio."

Here goes.


What is your favorite word?
Awesome

What is your least favorite word?
The N word

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Honesty

What turns you off?
Lack of compassion

What is your favorite curse word?
Motherfucker

What sound or noise do you love?
My wife's laugh

What sound or noise do you hate?
Donald Trump's sniff

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Symphony conductor

What profession would you not like to do?
Pediatrician

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Don't fret none, it's all right.


If you'd like to do your own, here are the questions:

  1. What is your favorite word?
  2. What is your least favorite word?
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
  4. What turns you off?
  5. What is your favorite curse word?
  6. What sound or noise do you love?
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
  9. What profession would you not like to do?
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?